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Kyle Posey

Nick Bosa is the biggest 49ers biggest “X-Factor” in 2019

By definition, it better be

When you think San Francisco 49ers there are probably a handful of players that would qualify as the teams “X-Factor.” When I think of what an “X-Factor” is, it’s a player that will step up and make a difference at the position from the year before. George Kittle is a great example. Keeping it in the division, Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams would be another one.

Bleacher Report named which player they think will be the 49ers X-factor in 2019. Then...

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Patrick Holloway

Trent Taylor is returning to form

That back injury ruined his 2018, but he’s coming back in a big way.

Trent Taylor might finally be back. As a rookie in 2017, he was becoming Mr. Third Down, a reliable catcher to move the sticks for Jimmy Garoppolo. In 2018, Taylor had back surgery. At first it was seen as minor, but it cut into Taylor’s production and left him with a very disappointing season. He played in 14 games (one game less than his 2017 total), starting in none and had only 215 receiving yards and one...

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Patrick Holloway

How long of a leash does Jimmy Garoppolo have?

When do you pull the plug?

Last year, I wrote a post on what happens if Jimmy Garoppolo could regress. As I said there, and I’ll say again, no one is arguing how impressive Garoppolo has been. But in that same vein, no one argued how impressive Scott Mitchell, Matt Cassel, and Matt Flynn were in their sample size either.

So let’s think about this. How long of a leash are you giving Garoppolo?

In his three-game campaign for 2018, Garoppolo was far from bad, but he wasn’t near the level...

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Patrick Holloway

Golden Nuggets: Has your opinion of the 49ers changed after OTAs?

Your San Francisco 49ers links for Monday, June 17, 2019

OTAs are a wrap and we got some good and some bad from the first sampling of football for 2019. There was good, like Jimmy Garoppolo and Trent Taylor. There was bad like Nick Bosa and others getting injured.

So now the question: has your opinion on the 2019 season changed after the reports from OTAs? I’m still pretty neutral. I’m not going to make any assumptions until training camp is fully underway. How about you? Are you...

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What if Jimmy Garoppolo has a bad year in 2019?

While most San Francisco 49ers fans are pumped to see quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo finally take the field for a full season in 2019, what happens if it winds up being a bad year? Recently, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio suggested the San Francisco 49ers could make a trade for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins if […] San Francisco 49ers: What if Jimmy Garoppolo has a bad year in 2019? - Niner Noise - Niner Noise - A San Francisco 49ers Blog

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Patrick Holloway

Father’s Day open thread

I think I can agree with these.

Happy Father’s Day everyone. If you are fortunate enough to have a relationship with your old man, I hope that you were able spend some time either with a conversation or a meal. My dad is probably golfing like he does every day after he’s done selling a bunch of radio advertising.

I thought I’d put together an open thread for the evening and see what everyone is doing. Here in Seattle, we had our first few “hot” days. By “hot” I mean I have to...

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Patrick Holloway

Joe Montana is a good example of why the league should be safer

Maybe what’s prompting all these changes isn’t because of genuine care, but hopefully it will help people when they get out of the game nonetheless.

Over the weekend, you may have read a Cam Inman article where he caught up with San Francisco 49ers hall of fame quarterback Joe Montana. They were talking everything from football, the current 49ers, and Montana’s throwing arm in a sling.

Not just a sling, it’s a piece of hardware he’s wearing to deal with the complications from...

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49ers’ 2019 ‘Who Is?’ series: Wide receiver Jordan Matthews

The San Francisco 49ers added veteran wide receiver Jordan Matthews during the offseason, who looks to have an excellent chance to make the 53-man roster in 2019. Simply put, the San Francisco 49ers needed quite a few upgrades at wide receiver heading into 2019 after no one at this position even reached 500 receiving yards […] 49ers’ 2019 ‘Who Is?’ series: Wide receiver Jordan Matthews - Niner Noise - Niner Noise - A San Francisco 49ers Blog

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Patrick Holloway

90-in-90: G Willie Beavers

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is guard Willie Beavers.

The 15 year-old in me thinks that Willie Beavers owns one of the best names to come through a San Francisco 49ers locker room since Dan Bunz. That name is all he has going for him though. A 2016 draft pick, Beavers was taken in the fourth round by the Minnesota Vikings. He didn’t make it through the season, instead getting released during roster cuts and going to the...

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Patrick Holloway

Which 49ers backup quarterback would you trade?

The 49ers’ backup quarterback battle still has a few rounds left before determining an understudy to Jimmy Garoppolo, which would you trade?

Jimmy Garoppolo is the San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback. That much is known. What we don’t know is who is backup will be, and what will happen to who isn’t designated as the backup.

We’ve had our speculations and predictions as to who could win the competition. Some think Nick Mullens was a flash in the pan after the Oakland Raiders...

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Jason Hurley - Salary Cap Guy

Taking a look at the 49ers’ 2020 salary cap situation

Let’s take a look at where the 49ers stand cap-wise for 2020

With the offseason winding down, it’s a good time to take the time to look forward to 2020, and take a look at the San Francisco 49ers cap situation.

As of now, the 49ers have 60 players signed for 2020. This includes the expected signings of first round pick Nick Bosa, and second round pick Deebo Samuel.

They have $201,980,330 in committed salaries for those 60 players, and on a $200 million projected cap, they have $3,284,670...

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Patrick Holloway

Candlestick Park ranks sixth on memorable NFL stadium farewells

The pick at the ‘Stick is the best way to close things out at the 49ers’ former home.

I can’t think of a better way to depart from Candlestick Park than the now-legendary Pick at the ‘Stick. Anyone remember how frustrated fans were when NaVorro Bowman botched the onside kick retrieval, only to come up with a bobbled pass a few plays later? Just a perfect play, a perfect ticket to the playoffs, and a perfect send-off to the San Francisco 49ers’ longtime home.

The retirement of...

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3 first-year 49ers players who could steal starting jobs in 2019

The San Francisco 49ers brought in a number of new members this offseason via the NFL Draft and free agency, and these three could steal starting jobs right away in 2019. San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan hopes to have some difficult decisions when it comes to formulating his 53-man roster for the 2019 […] 3 first-year 49ers players who could steal starting jobs in 2019 - Niner Noise - Niner Noise - A San Francisco 49ers Blog

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Jason Verrett 'on track' to be ready for 49ers training camp

Jason Verrett has had a long road. Ever since the 2014 first round pick debuted with the Chargers, it’s been clear he has a ton of talent. In 2015 he had a breakout sophomore season and made the Pro Bowl, but unfortunately that’s the only year he’s been able to stay healthy. In his other four years in the league, he’s only played in 11 total games. Most recently, he missed the entire 2018 campaign with a torn Achilles. Verrett said earlier this offseason he was in a “dark...

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Why Jordan Matthews makes the final roster

With the San Francisco 49ers currently having 11 wide receivers on their 90-man roster, why does Jordan Matthews make the final cut? The San Francisco 49ers signed wide receiver Jordan Matthews to a one-year prove it deal during this year’s free-agency period. With the Niners requiring some much-needed depth at the position, the signing of […] San Francisco 49ers: Why Jordan Matthews makes the final roster - Niner Noise - Niner Noise - A San Francisco 49ers Blog

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Patrick Holloway

Extensive breakdown of George Kittle/49ers offense

Let’s continue the legend of George Kittle, shall we?

When will we stop talking about George Kittle? Well, not as long as this offseason is going. He was one of the bright spots from what otherwise was a crummy 2018 season. Even if he doesn’t get the numbers he got in 2018, he’ll still be a huge piece in the San Francisco 49ers offense.

Friend of the site Brett Kollmann has been making a name for himself with his awesome film breakdowns. Last year, he did a great breakdown of Jimmy...

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Kaden Smith now has his chance to back up George Kittle

Garrett Celek is out for two months due to back surgery, creating a wide open competition for the San Francisco 49ers’ backup tight end position. Kaden Smith has a chance to replicate George Kittle by rising up the depth chart early. In just two short seasons, George Kittle went from being a regular, unexciting late-round NFL […] San Francisco 49ers: Kaden Smith now has his chance to back up George Kittle - Niner Noise - Niner Noise - A San Francisco 49ers Blog

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Jason Hurley - Salary Cap Guy

Breaking down Joe Staley’s 2-year contract extension

Let’s take a look at those numbers for Joe Staley’s recent contract

The San Francisco 49ers extended left tackle Joe Staley last Monday, and we have full terms. The deal is worth $28 million, averaging $14 million a year, and guarantees Staley $12.8 million fully, with another $10.55 million in injury guarantees.

He received a $1.5 million signing bonus, $3.75 million guaranteed roster bonus, along with yearly $500,000 per game roster bonuses, and yearly $200,000 workout bonuses.

As part...

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49ers’ 2019 ‘Who Is?’ series: Tight end Tyree Mayfield

Behind George Kittle, the San Francisco 49ers’ tight end crop appears to be pretty fluid, leaving the door open for undrafted rookie Tyree Mayfield to make the 53-man roster in 2019. The San Francisco 49ers can essentially count on only one of their tight ends to be of significant importance in 2019, Pro Bowler George […] 49ers’ 2019 ‘Who Is?’ series: Tight end Tyree Mayfield - Niner Noise - Niner Noise - A San Francisco 49ers Blog

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Patrick Holloway

Jimmy G ranks No. 6 on an SI quarterback list...

This is a skill that should be vetted at the draft phase.

It’s a slow weekend thanks to camps winding down and the San Francisco 49ers not having much news we haven’t gone on about, but there are still rankings for various skills and positions. One of those rankings isn’t just for the 49ers, but the NFL at large and concerns the quarterbacks . OK, it’s who chugs beer the best, but it’s still a definitive list and Jimmy Garoppolo is No. 6

Look, I don’t know where this quarterback...

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